A record audience tuned in to CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday night to watch the first televised interview with Barack Obama and his wife Michelle since he was elected the 44th U.S. President.
According to the Associated Press, Nielsen Media Research showed the program was seen by 25 million people, giving the news hour its highest overnight ratings since January 1999 and the most viewers of any prime-time show seen this season.
The ratings likely got a boost by the down-to-the-wire NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers that immediately preceded the show on the East coast. If you missed the “60 Minutes” interview, go here to view it.
The Obamas being interviewed by Steve Croft on ’60 Minutes’